Coeur d’Alene Police Shoot Man Holding Two Knives Caught on Tape-Warning Video is Intense
Published by Junior Staff Writer on January 17, 2014
Coeur d’Alene Police released body camera video footage showing that Officer Spencer Mortensen ordered suspect Eric Byron Johnston eight times to drop two knives before fatally shooting him in a small apartment. Suspect Johnston who had just fled a nearby car accident and was inside a friend’s apartment.
Officer Mortensen entered the apartment looking for Johnston. Johnston appeared holding two knives and began advancing on the officer ignoring his repeated orders to drop the knives.
A state police investigation concluded it appeared to be a case of “Suicide by Cop”. WARNING VIDEO IS INTENSE
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